Neuroma of The Supraorbital Nerve Following Forehead Flap Reconstruction - Presentation and Surgical Management

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Localized pain or headache from neuroma formation is a rare and challenging complication of forehead flap surgery. Here the authors present a patient who developed local pain and dysesthesia following iatrogenic injury to the left supraorbital nerve during forehead flap elevation. Following a diagnostic nerve block in clinic, surgical excision of the neuroma was performed through an upper blepharoplasty approach. The patient had immediate postoperative pain relief and remains pain free at fifteen-month follow-up. The authors describe etiology, workup, and surgical management of sensory nerve injury during forehead flap reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1515-1516
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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